Definition of homeless in English:

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homeless

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmlɪs/

adjective

(Of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets: the plight of young homeless people (as plural noun the homeless) charities for the homeless
More example sentences
  • Throughout the area, we will seek to bring homeless people off the streets and into our centres.
  • How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?
  • A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
Synonyms
without a roof over one's head, on the streets, vagrant, sleeping rough, living rough;
destitute, down and out, derelict, itinerant
British informal dossing
North American  hobos;
New Zealand  streeties
informal bag ladies
British informal dossers
North American informal bums, bindlestiffs
Australian/New Zealand informal derros
South African informal outies
formal people of no fixed abode

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